The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 286 251 297
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +46
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 424 511 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.79% 0.91% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.96% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 352 239
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £237 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 29 5
Median hourly rate £49.46 £20.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+141.26% -18.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.46 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+141.26% -21.15%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50938 53139 51380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.75% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 33216 33356 31629
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £568 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.16% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1509 2051 2085
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 24 June 2016.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 24 June 2016.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 24 June 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -49 384 £375 +7.14% 138
London -3 192 £388 +10.71% 59
South East -15 79 £386 -3.43% 18
Scotland -7 36 £330 -5.71% 5
City of London +31 33 £400 +8.47% 15
North West +11 29 £361 +3.21% 10
Surrey -8 25 £413 +3.12% 7
East of England -36 25 £325 -7.14% 17
Yorkshire +4 19 £415 +27.61% 8
Edinburgh +4 19 £413 +10.00% 4
Cambridgeshire -13 17 £325 - 9
West Yorkshire +6 16 £430 +59.81% 6
Hampshire +3 16 £325 -16.12% 3
Manchester -1 15 £313 -10.71% 4
Berkshire -7 15 £500 +45.98% 3
South West -11 13 £400 +23.07% 8
Cambridge -17 13 £333 -6.66% 9
North East -47 13 £248 -38.12% 4
Tyne and Wear -56 12 £248 -38.12% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -60 12 £248 -38.12% 2
East Sussex +10 9 £350 +7.69%
Renfrewshire -29 9 £300 - 1
West Midlands -30 9 £351 +15.16% 6
Erskine - 9 £300 - 1
Hertfordshire +10 8 £325 -7.14% 7
Cheshire +4 8 £380 +8.57% 1
Leeds -2 8 £363 +64.77% 6
Camberley -3 8 £425 +9.67%
Halifax - 8 £436 -
Brighton +7 6 £350 +7.69%

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 2016, Systems Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 502 (62.44%) Linux
2 320 (39.80%) Windows
3 300 (37.31%) Unix
4 242 (30.10%) Red Hat
5 233 (28.98%) VMware
6 217 (26.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 208 (25.87%) Finance
8 176 (21.89%) Solaris
9 172 (21.39%) Active Directory
10 171 (21.27%) SAN
11 152 (18.91%) Puppet
12 149 (18.53%) Windows Server
13 141 (17.54%) Microsoft
14 131 (16.29%) VMware Infrastructure
15 128 (15.92%) DNS
16 121 (15.05%) Oracle
17 117 (14.55%) ITIL
18 114 (14.18%) Migration
19 113 (14.05%) Perl
20 108 (13.43%) Python
21 106 (13.18%) Veritas
22 100 (12.44%) DevOps
23 99 (12.31%) AIX
23 99 (12.31%) SQL
24 95 (11.82%) PowerShell
25 93 (11.57%) HP
26 90 (11.19%) Banking
27 89 (11.07%) Shell Script
28 88 (10.95%) EMC
29 87 (10.82%) Windows Server 2008

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 83 (10.32%) Apache
2 49 (6.09%) MS Exchange
3 42 (5.22%) Tomcat
4 32 (3.98%) SharePoint
5 31 (3.86%) JBoss
6 23 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
7 21 (2.61%) IIS
7 21 (2.61%) nginx
7 21 (2.61%) WebSphere
8 18 (2.24%) WebLogic
9 14 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (1.62%) OpenStack
11 10 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2007
11 10 (1.24%) Skype for Business
12 8 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 7 (0.87%) Confluence
13 7 (0.87%) TPMS
14 6 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
15 5 (0.62%) FileNet
15 5 (0.62%) WordPress
Applications
1 32 (3.98%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.24%) MS Office
3 1 (0.12%) HipChat
3 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.12%) Simulink
3 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.62%) ResourceLink
2 3 (0.37%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.25%) Infor M3
3 2 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.12%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.12%) HFM
4 1 (0.12%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.12%) Lawson
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.12%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.12%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 68 (8.46%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (2.36%) Amazon EC2
2 19 (2.36%) Office 365
3 18 (2.24%) AWS CloudFormation
4 17 (2.11%) Amazon S3
5 16 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 10 (1.24%) Amazon Glacier
8 9 (1.12%) SaaS
9 3 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.37%) IaaS
10 2 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.25%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (0.25%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.25%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.25%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.12%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 171 (21.27%) SAN
2 128 (15.92%) DNS
3 80 (9.95%) NAS
4 70 (8.71%) TCP/IP
5 69 (8.58%) Firewall
6 61 (7.59%) DHCP
7 35 (4.35%) LDAP
8 32 (3.98%) Internet
9 26 (3.23%) SSL
10 25 (3.11%) LAN
11 22 (2.74%) WAN
12 19 (2.36%) VPN
13 18 (2.24%) Network Security
14 17 (2.11%) SSH
15 16 (1.99%) Fibre Channel
15 16 (1.99%) HTTP
16 14 (1.74%) Intranet
17 12 (1.49%) iSCSI
17 12 (1.49%) SMTP
18 10 (1.24%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (7.96%) MySQL
2 55 (6.84%) SQL Server
3 21 (2.61%) MongoDB
4 20 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
5 19 (2.36%) Apache Cassandra
6 18 (2.24%) Oracle Database
7 17 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
10 11 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
11 10 (1.24%) DB2
11 10 (1.24%) Hadoop
12 9 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
13 8 (1.00%) Big Data
14 4 (0.50%) NoSQL
15 3 (0.37%) Relational Database
16 2 (0.25%) BusinessObjects XI
16 2 (0.25%) InterSystems Cache
16 2 (0.25%) Oracle Exadata
17 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 41 (5.10%) Jenkins
2 39 (4.85%) Git (software)
3 23 (2.86%) JIRA
4 20 (2.49%) Subversion
5 10 (1.24%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.62%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.50%) GitLab
8 4 (0.50%) RSpec
8 4 (0.50%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.25%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.25%) Hudson
9 2 (0.25%) Introscope
10 1 (0.12%) AdminStudio
10 1 (0.12%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.12%) ClearQuest
10 1 (0.12%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.12%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.12%) MSI
General
1 208 (25.87%) Finance
2 90 (11.19%) Banking
3 21 (2.61%) Law
4 15 (1.87%) Back Office
5 14 (1.74%) Investment Banking
6 12 (1.49%) Marketing
7 9 (1.12%) Games
8 8 (1.00%) International Banking
8 8 (1.00%) Telecoms
9 7 (0.87%) Advertising
10 5 (0.62%) Publishing
10 5 (0.62%) Retail
11 4 (0.50%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.50%) Legal
12 3 (0.37%) German Language
13 2 (0.25%) French Language
13 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.12%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.12%) Military
14 1 (0.12%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (4.10%) LAMP
2 28 (3.48%) Web Services
3 17 (2.11%) Middleware
4 15 (1.87%) XML
5 13 (1.62%) .NET
6 7 (0.87%) CGI
6 7 (0.87%) HTML
6 7 (0.87%) JRuby
6 7 (0.87%) LEMP Stack
7 6 (0.75%) SAX
8 5 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (0.50%) WebSphere MQ
10 3 (0.37%) ActiveMQ
10 3 (0.37%) ELK Stack
10 3 (0.37%) J2EE
10 3 (0.37%) jQuery
10 3 (0.37%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (0.37%) Servlets
10 3 (0.37%) Swing
10 3 (0.37%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 73 (9.08%) Data Centre
2 70 (8.71%) Clustering
3 29 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (2.86%) EMC VNX
4 23 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 23 (2.86%) Replication
5 14 (1.74%) Computer Science
6 13 (1.62%) EMC VMAX
7 12 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
8 10 (1.24%) HACMP
9 9 (1.12%) Hedge funds
9 9 (1.12%) Wiki
10 8 (1.00%) Blackberry
10 8 (1.00%) Health Informatics
10 8 (1.00%) Informatics
10 8 (1.00%) iSeries
11 7 (0.87%) Public Cloud
11 7 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (0.75%) Mathematics
12 6 (0.75%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 502 (62.44%) Linux
2 320 (39.80%) Windows
3 300 (37.31%) Unix
4 217 (26.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 176 (21.89%) Solaris
6 149 (18.53%) Windows Server
7 99 (12.31%) AIX
8 87 (10.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 66 (8.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 48 (5.97%) Windows Server 2003
11 45 (5.60%) CentOS
12 38 (4.73%) Ubuntu
13 29 (3.61%) Mac OS X
13 29 (3.61%) Windows 7
14 24 (2.99%) HPUX
15 22 (2.74%) SUSE
16 21 (2.61%) Debian
17 11 (1.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 10 (1.24%) Oracle Linux
19 8 (1.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (14.55%) ITIL
2 114 (14.18%) Migration
3 100 (12.44%) DevOps
4 82 (10.20%) Configuration Management
5 58 (7.21%) Open Source
6 57 (7.09%) High Availability
7 54 (6.72%) Disaster Recovery
8 49 (6.09%) Change Management
9 44 (5.47%) Load Balancing
10 40 (4.98%) Agile Software Development
11 29 (3.61%) Incident Management
12 26 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
12 26 (3.23%) Project Management
12 26 (3.23%) Service Management
12 26 (3.23%) Virtual Environments
13 23 (2.86%) Change Control
13 23 (2.86%) Performance Monitoring
14 19 (2.36%) E-Commerce
15 18 (2.24%) Root Cause Analysis
16 17 (2.11%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 113 (14.05%) Perl
2 108 (13.43%) Python
3 99 (12.31%) SQL
4 95 (11.82%) PowerShell
5 89 (11.07%) Shell Script
6 77 (9.58%) Bash Shell
7 50 (6.22%) Java
7 50 (6.22%) PHP
8 37 (4.60%) Ruby
9 16 (1.99%) VBScript
10 14 (1.74%) JavaScript
11 12 (1.49%) C
12 11 (1.37%) Korn
13 10 (1.24%) Bourne shell
14 9 (1.12%) PL/SQL
14 9 (1.12%) VB
15 7 (0.87%) RPG IV
16 6 (0.75%) Go
16 6 (0.75%) SystemTap
17 5 (0.62%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (5.85%) Security Cleared
2 31 (3.86%) SC Cleared
3 25 (3.11%) Degree
4 14 (1.74%) CCNA
4 14 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (1.49%) DV Cleared
6 12 (1.49%) RHCE
7 10 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (1.00%) CCNP
9 7 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (0.87%) MCSE
9 7 (0.87%) RHCSA
10 5 (0.62%) AAT
11 4 (0.50%) NCDA
11 4 (0.50%) NCIE
11 4 (0.50%) NCSA
11 4 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.25%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (5.85%) SLA
2 13 (1.62%) QA
3 6 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 172 (21.39%) Active Directory
2 131 (16.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (7.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 52 (6.47%) Virtual Machines
5 44 (5.47%) NFS
6 43 (5.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 43 (5.35%) vSphere
7 29 (3.61%) Hyper-V
8 27 (3.36%) Virtual Servers
9 26 (3.23%) KVM
10 21 (2.61%) Firmware
10 21 (2.61%) iptables
11 19 (2.36%) Veritas File System
11 19 (2.36%) VMware ESX
11 19 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
12 18 (2.24%) XenApp
13 15 (1.87%) RHEV
14 13 (1.62%) Docker
14 13 (1.62%) Samba
15 12 (1.49%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 152 (18.91%) Puppet
2 63 (7.84%) Opscode Chef
3 60 (7.46%) Nagios
4 57 (7.09%) Ansible
5 53 (6.59%) NetBackup
6 45 (5.60%) SCOM
7 38 (4.73%) SCCM
8 27 (3.36%) WSUS
9 19 (2.36%) Control-M
10 15 (1.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 14 (1.74%) HAProxy
12 11 (1.37%) Oracle ZFS
13 10 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
14 9 (1.12%) OSSEC
15 8 (1.00%) Cacti
15 8 (1.00%) Cobbler
15 8 (1.00%) Failover Clustering
15 8 (1.00%) Legato
15 8 (1.00%) OpenView
16 7 (0.87%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 242 (30.10%) Red Hat
2 233 (28.98%) VMware
3 141 (17.54%) Microsoft
4 121 (15.05%) Oracle
5 106 (13.18%) Veritas
6 93 (11.57%) HP
7 88 (10.95%) EMC
8 78 (9.70%) IBM
9 68 (8.46%) NetApp
10 53 (6.59%) Cisco
11 49 (6.09%) Citrix
12 44 (5.47%) Symantec
13 39 (4.85%) Sun
14 27 (3.36%) Brocade
14 27 (3.36%) Dell
15 22 (2.74%) Splunk
16 21 (2.61%) 3PAR
17 18 (2.24%) BMC
18 14 (1.74%) CA
19 13 (1.62%) SolarWinds
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £200 - 300 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £250 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £250 - £310 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £323 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Volt
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £320 - £370 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £300 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Strategic Imperatives
Posted: 3 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West England
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 days ago